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Join me on this emigration-themed Bremen and Bremerhaven virtual tour through 1,200 years of history... all from the comfort of your home!

The Bremen Town Musicians_Photo Copyright Sonja Irani :

Your tour guide: 

Sonja Irani

I have a special interest in "ancestral tourism" and wrote my recent Master thesis in tourism about this topic. So this Bremen virtual tour will be all about what emigration from the old Hanseatic town of Bremen and the nearby port of Bremerhaven was like for the emigrants to the new world.

Read more about ancestry-inspired travel on my blogs and

Join me on a 1-hour Bremen virtual tour in English at these times:

Please note: Central European Time (CET) is the time zone used in Germany. If your time zone is not listed, please convert to your own time zone to see at what times you can attend the Bremen virtual tour. 

American time zones listed: Pacific Daylight Time (PDT, Los Angeles), Central Daylight Time (CDT, Chicago), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, New York)

What you'll see on the 1 hour Bremen virtual tour:

1. The old port of Bremen

We will start our virtual tour at the river bank of the river Weser in Bremen, which was the very first harbor of Bremen. The first emigrants left from here before Bremerhaven was founded in 1827.

2. The Böttcherstraße

We will visit the street where decaffeinated coffee was invited by a Bremen merchant. Here, we will also learn more about trade from and to Bremen, which has a long tradition in the city.

3. The Roland statue, cathedral and market square

This statue from the year 1404 depicts a knight called Roland and is one of Bremen's two UNESCO World Heritage sights. I will explain why the Roland is also known as Bremen's "Statue of Liberty". Plus, we will see the Bremen Cathedral, the medieval market square and the equally old Town Hall.

4. The Bremen Town Musicians

On this virtual tour, we will of course make a stop at Bremen's most famous statue: the four animals from the fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm (the donkey, the dog, the cat and the rooster).

5. The Schnoor quarter

The oldest quarter of the city of Bremen features houses that sometimes date back to the 1400s. We can also find the smallest hotel in Bremen here.

6. The harbor town of Bremerhaven

On an emigration-themed tour we won't miss a statue of emigrants marking the spot in Bremerhaven from where over 7 million people left on ships to the "new world". We will also take a look at the outside of the interactive Emigration Museum in Bremerhaven, which is located in the same area.

Whether there is rain, snow or sunshine...
The Roland and I welcome you to the Bremen virtual tour from the comfort of your home! 

Roland statue and me in snow_Photo Copyright Sonja
Roland statue and me in summer_Photo Copyright Sonja

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